The Other Side/El Otro Lado
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The Other Side/El Otro Lado

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"The New York Times Book Review" has praised Alvarez's fiction as "powerful...beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant where the past is not yet a memory and the future remains an anxious dream." These same qualities characterize her poetry - from the "Making Up the Past" poems, which explore a life of exile as lived by a young girl, to "The Joe Poems, " a series of wonderfully sensual and funny love poems celebrating a middle-aged romance. The collection culminates in the twenty-one-part title poem about the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic and the internal conflict and ultimate affirmation that journey occasioned. Bold innovation and invention, the interplay of sound, sense, and the rhythm of two languages, all characterize Julia Alvarez's art in transforming precious memory into unforgettable poetry.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 15mm | 159g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0452273412
  • 9780452273412

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Praise for En el tiempo de las mariposas

"Un libro importante... emocionalmente sobrecogedor. Alvarez nos hace un regalo cargado de rara generosidad y coraje."--The San Diego Union-Tribune "Un regalo de amor sinfónico y espléndido... un magnífico tesoro para todas las culturas y todos los tiempos... una novela que celebra la corriente de vida que fluye entre las mujeres, conectándolas y dándolas coraje para luchar por la justicia y la resistencia, y corazones para amar y perdonar libremente... Julia Alvarez es una escritora asombrosa."--St. Petersburg Times

"Maravilloso... una narración enriquecedora... entrelaza hábilmente la realidad y la ficción hasta alcanzar un sobrecogedor clímax."--Newsweek

"Una novela con un tremendo poder... un libro bello y valiente."--West Coast Review of Books

Praise for Once Upon a Quinceañera "Phenomenal...indispensable. Alvarez's novelistic eye makes Once Upon a Quinceañera an intimate, intoxicating read."--San Francisco Chronicle "A journey into experiencing a vital, exuberant ritual of modern Latino life... As an author, Alvarez is a terrific tour guide."--The Seattle Times "[Alvarez] brings a critical eye to long-held myths... Each page is a love song to the cultural ties that bind generations of women from a diverse group of countries."--Chicago Sun-Times "Fascinating, exhaustively researched."--The Washington Post "Alvarez's honest grappling with her caught-between-two-cultures experience is compelling."--Entertainment Weekly
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About Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare). Julia Álvarez es la autora de De cómo las chicas García perdieron el acento, En el tiempo de las mariposas (un finalista del National Book Critics Circle Award) y ¡Yo!. También ha publicado dos colecciones de poesía y una colección de ensayos. Julia Álvarez vive en Vermont y en República Dominicana, donde dirige una cooperativa de café orgánico, y un centro de alfabetización y arte con su esposo.
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209 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (71)
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